Monday, July 16, 2007
Last night while watering the garden out front, I saw a woman walking her dog, and her cat following along. She says her cat loves to join them on their walks. "I salute you" I told her. A little while later, a woman walking her two goats cruised on by. Awesome.
Just to clarify, I live in the city. In North Portland. You never know what you're going to see. It made me think back to other things I've seen while working in the garden.
Once I saw a man in a jogging outfit, jogging. And he was smoking a cigarette.
Once I saw a man on a bike, pulling a child carrier, but instead of a child, he had a boombox in there, blaring speed metal. I actually heard him before I saw him.
I've seen toothless folks arguing at the top of their lungs. I saw a woman on a horse not far from here, in a neighborhood just like ours.
I've seen possums and raccoons. I've seen Canadian Geese fly low overhead, honking as they go.
One neighbor says he's seen a skunk. I'm glad I haven't.
There used to be a guy who drove around the neighborhood on his riding mower in the mornings. Then it would be parked in front of a North Lombard tavern later in the afternoon.
A few weeks ago we saw an undercover officer and a shakedown of a carload of people in the street out front. My parents were the worst rubberneckers I've ever seen.
I've seen a woman walking her cat in a front loading baby carrier. You know, like Baby Bjorn.
What have you seen from your front yard?